Saturday, March 31, 2007

Two H's gone

Another of the pioneers of a certain segment of the music business has left this earthly plane of existence: Hy Weiss of the Old Town and Barry labels. A lot of favorites were recorded and released on those singles. Harold Lipsius, whose Jamie and Guyden (and Phil-L.A. of Soul) and other labels grew out of his distributorship business, just died a bit earlier this month, also. I can't even find an obituary for him, just a mention in some Philadelphia news column. I hope somebody's out there interviewing these people while it's still possible. Duane Eddy, that influential musician and great favorite of teen-aged boys, who sold so many records but is seldom mentioned these days, recorded on Jamie before he was picked up by a bigger label.


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